Rome Masters Day 2 Predictions: Value on Zverev to beat Berrettini

João Mourato

Monday, May 13, 2019 10:49 PM UTC

Monday, May. 13, 2019 10:49 PM UTC

The action continues in Rome with Alexander Zverev and Matteo Berrettini fighting for a place in the third round of the Internazionali BNL d’Italia.

<div><h2>Alexander Zverev (4) vs. Matteo Berrettini (WC)</h2><p><a href="" target="_blank" title="Game Odds"><strong>Tuesday, May 14, Rome</strong></a></p><p>Reigning Nitto ATP Finals champion Alexander Zverev continues his quest for his first title of the year. The 22-year-old German has struggled for form in recent times but showed signs of improvement last week, reaching the quarter-finals of the Mutua Madrid Open. Playing in Rome brings great memories to Alexander with the world No.5 winning the title in 2017. Adding to this, Zverev also made it to the championship match in 2018, losing only to Rafael Nadal in three close sets.</p><p>Zverev will open his Internazionali BNL d’Italia campaign against Matteo Berrettini on Tuesday. The Italian wild card has enjoyed a stellar start to 2019 so far, winning his second ATP Tour title in Budapest and reaching the BMW Open final in Munich. Looking now at Matteo’s campaign on this event, the 23-year-old got off to a strong start in Rome with a 6-2, 6-4 win over Lucas Pouille in one hour and 16 minutes. Berrettini saved the only break point he faced and won 88.24% of his first-serve points to claim his 21st win of the season.</p><p>This will be the second meeting between these two players with Zverev emerging victorious in their previous encounter at the 2018 Internazionali BNL d’Italia in straight sets.</p><p>The bookmakers are expecting a close encounter with Zverev as the slight favourite at 63/100 (1.63) with <a href=";a=6a145d2b-505f-491b-a70e-2f5f31742828&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Top Rated Bookmaker!">Pinnacle</a> while <a href=";a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Join Bet365 &amp; Start Playing Today!">Bet365</a> offers 3/2 (2.50) for Berrettini to win this match. Despite Matteo’s impressive results in recent months, it’s hard to go against Zverev on this event. The German won 10 of his last 11 matches in Rome and is always a great investment in Masters 1000 tournaments. With this in mind, our suggestions is for you to add Zverev’s moneyline to your <a href="" target="_blank" title="More Predictions &amp; Free Tips">betting tips</a> as the best value bet for this contest.</p></div>
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